During the upcoming industrial action on 13-16 March by Junior Doctors, Salisbury District Hospital will be operating a Bank Holiday level service. The focus of the hospital during the three days of strike action is to maintain safe and compassionate patient care.
Our Accident & Emergency Department will be fully functional and we will have safe staffing levels for all inpatients. However, many of our outpatient clinics and planned surgery may be unable to go ahead as planned. Patients impacted will be contacted directly by the hospital. If you are not contacted directly we would ask you to attend as planned.
The hospital is working to ensure our wards are safely staffed and that critical services are maintained. We will have safe staffing levels for all inpatients. If you need to visit A&E please do so, and our Maternity Team will continue to safely deliver babies as they do 24 hours a day. We ask that anyone with a minor injury or illness to please seek advice from their GP, Salisbury Walk-In Centre or a local pharmacist, or visit 111.nhs.uk. If you do need to attend the hospital during the three days of industrial action to please be aware that staff will be stretched, so please be prepared to wait a little longer or have appointments delayed.
10 March 2023
Our staff at Salisbury District Hospital have long been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment they provide for our patients and for their innovation, commitment and professionalism. This has been recognised in a wide range of achievements and it is reflected in our award of NHS Foundation Trust status. This is afforded to hospitals that provide the highest standards of care.